Gas siphon attack suspect arrested

by David Perez, Staff Writer 509 views0

Palmdale Sheriff’s Deputies arrested College of the Canyons student Joseph Carlos Beltran Wednesday night.

Beltran is due to appear in court this week over allegations involving a Sept. 5 assault case.

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station were seeking public assistance in locating Joseph Carlos Beltran, a 22 year-old Hispanic male from the Castaic area.

Beltran is accused of stealing gas by siphoning it from a vehicle on the 18500 block of Soledad Canyon Road near Sierra Highway. When the victim confronted the alleged suspect about why he was siphoning gas, the suspect allegedly used a writing pen in an attempt to stab the victim.

David Perez, Staff Writer

David Perez is a new media journalist, who currently works for KHTS AM 1220, the Santa Clarita Valleys only radio station. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts from Cal. State Univ. Northridge after spending his senior year studying abroad at the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England in 2011. David started writing for Cougar News after taking a Media Entertainment Arts class in 2012.

In his free time David enjoys traveling, swing dancing, playing the ukulele and acting.

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